Category Archives: Social Networking

New resources from The Diana Awards to support young people with identity and online pressures #onlinesafety

New figures released by a YouGov poll, commissioned by the youth charity The Diana Award, reveal how online pressures to conform could be affecting young people’s sense of self. This new online survey conducted amongst 589 GB children aged 13-17 … Continue reading

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“Life in Likes”: Children’s Commissioner’s Report Published

The Children’s Commissioner has published a report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds. In October and November 2017, the Children’s Commissioner conducted 8 focus groups with 32 children aged 8-12 to understand the impact of social media on … Continue reading

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BBC launches ‘Own It’ website to help under-12s navigate online risks #esafety #onlinesafety

The BBC have launched a new website to help 9-12 year-olds navigate “the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online”. The site, Own It, features video clips and content by presenters and vloggers talking about issues including cyberbullying, privacy and … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, BBC, CBBC, Children and Young People, e-Safety, Independent Schools, Online Safety, Primary, Safeguarding, Schools, Secondary, Social Media, Social Networking, Teachers, Vlogging, Young People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Online Safety Briefing: Term 1 2017-18 #eSafety

The Education Safeguarding Team are looking to provide a series of ‘briefing’ blog posts throughout the year. The aim of these posts is to help DSLs in educational settings keep up-to-date with of some of the emerging online safety issues … Continue reading

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Online Challenges: Advice for Professionals from the UK Safer Internet Centre #esafety

Following recent press coverage, there has been a number of queries locally in Kent and beyond, from educational settings and wider children’s workforce professionals relating to the so-called ’48 hour challenge’. Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre have issued … Continue reading

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Children’s Commissioner launches social media terms and conditions ‘jargon-buster’ teaching resources #esafety

The Children’s Commissioner has today published a set of new ‘jargon-busting’ documents to help young people understand social media terms and conditions as a follow-up to the ‘Growing up digital‘ study. These short guides are are not legal documents but … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Children and Young People, Children’s Commissoner, Computing, e-Safety, Online Safety, Primary, Privacy, PSHE, Resources, Schools, Secondary, Social Media, Social Networking, Young People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Digital Parenting Magazine 6 available now! #esafety

Now in its sixth edition, Digital Parenting, an online safety guide for families created by Parent Zone and Vodafone, is a FREE  resource for schools and other organisations working with families throughout the UK. Digital parenting can be accessed electronically here … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, e-Safety, Early Years, Education Leaders and Managers, Independent Schools, Mobile Phones, Online Safety, Parent Zone, Parenting in the Digital Age, Parents, Primary, Resources, Schools, Secondary, Social Networking, The Parent Zone, Vodafone | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Dealing With Complaints by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites #esafety

The Kent Area Education Officers (AEOs) and Education Safeguarding Team have updated the  ‘Dealing With Complaints against Schools and Settings by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites‘  for September 2017. The document contains: Updated guidance for leaders and managers … Continue reading

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Snapchat’s new Snap Maps feature- what school’s need to know #esafety

Last week, Snapchat announced a new feature to their photo and video sharing app called ‘Snap Maps’,  which allows users to share and access ‘snaps’ by location. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, … Continue reading

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New Resource: ‘Let’s Talk About It’ (LTAI) – Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

Let’s Talk About It  (LTAI) is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Let’s Talk About It has been created to provide a greater understanding … Continue reading

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